Bali:: Goa Lawah

Bali, Klungkung, Goa Lawah. The bat cave. A Shiva temple with shrines guards the entrance. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

There is no doubt why Goa Lawah, the bat cave, has got this name. Thousands of noisy bats fill the air in and around the cave, with a sharp smell of bat droppings covering the ground in a thick layer.

It is also said that pythons live inside the cave, feeding on the bats. The entrance to the sacred cave is at the foot of a hill.

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